Two teens died after applying Duragesic 25 patch

I thought this was weird. The girl was prescribed Duragesic for chronic headache and was “discovered unresponsive and with respiratory depression” 21 hours after the patch was first applied. The boy, who was prescribed the drug for throat pain due to mononucleosis, was found in respiratory arrest 14 hours after the patch was first applied. This is from Health Canada.

Some doctors seem to go now to the other extreme and prescribe morphine for every day illnesses? And to such young kids. And I can’t believe their parents agreed to this.

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